Take advantage of warm weather opportunities

Moose Jaw Times Herald - Editorial Staff
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With the days getting longer, the sun out more often and the warmth of spring allowing us to be out doors, one would expect the mood of the general public to warm up as well.

During the colder months it can be hard to stay happy and positive when you are trapped indoors, when winter seems to want to go on forever and every glimpse of warmer days is followed by a drop in temperature and snow.

Well according to Environment Canada, Moose Javians should be able to shake off the winter blues with warm stroll in the sun, sooner rather than later.

However, although the extra Vitamin D is good for the soul, it takes a lot more than a little sunlight to feel good inside and out.

With spring and summer comes a chance to change your lifestyle.

You now have more fresh fruit at your fingertips; you now have the opportunity to plant a garden, and you now have the ability to get outside for a barbecue.

Eating healthy, exercising and surrounding yourself with good friends and family is a great way to kick off the warmer months.

We often make resolutions at the end of the year that are focused on our overall health, however by the time summer rolls around those resolutions have slowly melted away with the snow.

Although summer should be associated with outdoor activities and the fresher side of life, because we live in a world that now seems to run 24-7, when one gets the opportunity to relax, that is what they do.

Let’s not fall into this trap Moose Jaw.

The Friendly City has many attractions geared towards health and outdoor living.

Whether you join an outdoor soccer league, go for a row up the Moose Jaw River, or take advantage of the many trails in and around the city, one will be amazed by what a little fresh air and activity can do for their mind, body and soul.

With so much negativity seeping into our lives, whether it by through the news, through those around us or via the internet, it has never been more important to escape and re-connect with ourselves.

As spring makes its debut in the coming weeks, remember Moose Jaw to take advantage of all it has to offer.

Share a smile, go for a walk and check out what local organizations, businesses and charities have planned to help you get out of the house and office.

Living on the prairies one knows just how cold and long winter can be, so don’t waste a single warm day, the memory may be all you have to hold on to in six or seven months.

All editorials are written by the Times-Herald editorial staff.

Organizations: Environment Canada, Times-Herald

Geographic location: Moose Jaw River, Friendly

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